Best Drama Movies of 1917

1.

Blue Jeans

2.9
8.1/10 IMDB

June a young orphan is befriended by Perry Boscam when he shares his lunch with her on the road to Rising Sun to take over his father's saw mill. The soon fall in love and marry only to find out that a women in Perry's past has come to town to make trouble. Teaming up with the local political bully they set out to make Perry's life miserable.. but June sticks by her husband to the end.

Starring: Viola Dana, Robert Walker, Sally Crute, Clifford Bruce, Henry Hallam, Russell Simpson, Margaret McWade, Augustus Phillips ..
Directed by: John H. Collins
Release date: 1917-12-10
Best Drama Movies of 1917 : Unmasked
2.

Unmasked

2.7
5.7/10 IMDB

In the film, Cunard is a jewel thief pursuing the same wealthy marks as another thief played by Francis Ford, brother of director John Ford and himself a director and character actor.

Starring: Francis Ford, Grace Cunard ..
Directed by: Grace Cunard, Francis Ford
Release date: 1917-01-01
Best Drama Movies of 1917 : Les Misérables
3.

Les Misérables

2.3
5.7/10 IMDB

Jean Valjean, a good and decent man who has committed a minor crime, is imprisoned but escapes. He is pursued thereafter for years by Javert, the cruel and implacable arm of the law.

Starring: William Farnum, George Moss, Hardee Kirkland, Gretchen Hartman ..
Directed by: Frank Lloyd
Release date: 1917-12-03
Best Drama Movies of 1917 : The Scarlet Car
4.

The Scarlet Car

2.2
5.4/10 IMDB

Paul Revere Forbes, an ancestor of Paul Revere, is a teller at Cyrus Peabody's bank. He learns that Cyrus and his son, Ernest, have speculated with $35,000 of the bank's money, and the entire sum has been lost.

Starring: Franklyn Farnum, Edith Johnson, Lon Chaney, Sam De Grasse ..
Directed by: Joseph De Grasse
Release date: 1917-12-24
Best Drama Movies of 1917 : Polly of the Circus
5.

Polly of the Circus

1.8
7.6/10 IMDB

When circus aerialist Polly Fisher is injured, she is taken to the nearby home of minister John Hartley. The two fall in love and marry secretly. But when the news leaks out, the minister loses his pastorate over disdain by the parishioners for Polly's background as a performer. Polly must decide whether to stay with the man she loves or leave him for the good of his calling.

Starring: Mae Marsh, Vernon Steele, Harry La Pearl, Wellington A. Playter, George S. Trimble, Lucille La Verne, Dick Lee, Charles Riegel, Lucille Southerwaite, Jack B. Hollis ..
Directed by: Edwin L. Hollywood, Charles Horan
Release date: 1917-09-08
Best Drama Movies of 1917 : Souls Triumphant
6.

Souls Triumphant

1.7
7.0/10 IMDB

A 1917 film directed by John B. O'Brien.

Starring: Lillian Gish, Wilfred Lucas, Spottiswoode Aitken, Louise Hamilton, Kate Bruce, Jennie Lee ..
Directed by: John B. O'Brien
Release date: 1917-05-19
Best Drama Movies of 1917 : Young Mother Hubbard
7.

Young Mother Hubbard

1.6
6.3/10 IMDB

Forced by the death of her mother to care for her three brothers and sisters, little Mona Fairfax is known to farmers of her district as Young Mother Hubbard. The children's step-father, heavily in debt and tired of the burden imposed by the little family, abandons his farm, leaving the children, penniless, to shift for themselves. The following day Daniel Banning, a wealthy "country gentleman" and owner of the Fairfax farm, calls to collect back rent. He finds Mona and her children panic-stricken over a note left by their step-father, telling of his decision to leave. Banning turns a deaf ear to Mona's pleas that she be allowed to remain on the farm with her wards. He notifies the Children's Welfare Society. Directors of the society go to the farm, load them into an automobile, and take them to the society's headquarters. At headquarters the chairman calls for volunteers to take the children into their homes.

Starring: Mary McAllister, William Clifford, Carolyn Irwin, Granville Bates, Virginia Holmes, Russell McDermott, Baby Peck, Frank Dayton, Robert Bolder ..
Directed by: Arthur Berthelet
Release date: 1917-10-29
8.

The Gulf Between

1.5
6.5/10 IMDB

A young woman, who is the daughter of a sea captain, falls in love with a man from a rich family who does not approve of her.

Starring: Grace Darmond, Niles Welch, Herbert Fortier, Charles Brandt, George De Carlton ..
Directed by: Wray Bartlett Physioc
Release date: 1917-09-21
Best Drama Movies of 1917 : The Secret Game
9.

The Secret Game

1.5
6.2/10 IMDB

In the office of Major Northfield, the quartermaster of the Pacific Coast, a leak has been discovered which may endanger the safety of American transports that are secretly carrying troops across the Pacific. Nara-Nara, a Japanese detective, is assigned to the case because his country has guaranteed safety to these transport ships. Nara-Nara believes that Northfield is guilty, although in reality it is Northfield's secretary Kitty Little, a girl of German ancestry, who is passing information to Dr. Ebell Smith, a German agent. Nara-Nara falls in love with Kitty, but soon after discovers that she is the leak in the quartermaster's office.

Starring: Sessue Hayakawa, Jack Holt, Florence Vidor, Mayme Kelso, Raymond Hatton, Charles Ogle ..
Directed by: William C. de Mille
Release date: 1917-12-03
Best Drama Movies of 1917 : The Polish Dancer
10.

The Polish Dancer

1.4
6.0/10 IMDB

A wild young girl runs away from her parents' house to support herself and attracts the attentions of a married man, who is prepared to abandon his wife and child for her.

Starring: Pola Negri, Witold Kuncewicz, Jan Pawlowski, Maria Duleba, Lya Mara ..
Directed by: Aleksander Hertz
Release date: 1917-01-05

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